A rear – end accident on the M7 west just past the N3 has left one man seriously injured this afternoon. Exact detail to the cause of the accident and preceding events will remain a subject for police investigation and comment.
Netcare 911 paramedics their rescue unit and the fire department arrived at the scene and found a bakkie wedged under the rear of the truck with the driver still trapped in the mangled wreckage. While the rescue officer and firemen worked tirelessly using the Jaws of Life to free the patient from the twisted metal, medics had to clamber into the vehicle to stabilise the wounded man.
After the patient was extricated and skilfully immobilised on a trauma board, they transported him to an area hospital for the specialised care that he required.